A massive fire has broken out at a warehouse in Villeurbanne, a municipality in Greater Lyon, France on Tuesday morning. There were no immediate reports of any causalities or the cause of the blaze.
According to preliminary reports the 3,000 square-metre warehouse stored batteries. However, local authorities haven't ruled out that the fire could have occurred at a depot storing plastic material. Local media also reported that the fire could have started in a nearby building and then spread to the warehouse.
A thick pillar of smoke is seen emerging above the storage facility in images circulating in social media.
According to the latest update, the fire has been contained but a squad of firefighters remain present at the site.